Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

House Press Gallery

U.S. House of Representatives

November 8, 2017

Proceedings of

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Met at 10:00 AM

[jjs]

Morning Hour

 

1.Gutierrez (D), IL (Puerto Rico)

2.Thompson, Glenn (R), PA (Pregnancy Resource Center)

3.Sewell (D), AL (Edmundite Missions)

4.Duncan, John (R), TN (Cholera in Yemen)

5.Norton (D), DC (DC Statehood)

6.Bacon (R), NE (Nebraska National Guard)

7.Espaillat (D), NY (Puerto Rico)

8.Marshall (R), KS (Malnutrition)

9.Green, Al (R), TX (Trump Impeachment)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chair admonished members to avoid in engaging in personalities with the President.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10.Budd (R), NC (GOP Tax Cuts)

11.Kennedy (D), MA (GOP Tax Cuts)

12.McHenry (R), NC (Billy Graham)

13.Ruiz (D), CA (Constituent Tributes)

14.Norman (R), SC (Constituent Tribute)

 

Chair declared the House in recess at 10:56 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

Chair reconvened the House at 12:00 PM.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Journal approved.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sires (D), NJ led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

One Minutes

 

1.Ryan (R), WI (Guest Chaplain)

2.Walberg (R), MI (Constituent Tribute)

3.Sires (D), NJ (GOP Tax Cuts)

4.Rothfus (R), PA (Veterans Day)

5.Kuster (D), NH (GOP Tax Cuts)

6.Brooks (R), IN (Veterans Day)

7.Kihuen (D), NV (Constituent Tribute)

8.Smith, Lamar (R), TX

9.McCollum (D), MN (GOP Tax Cuts)

10.Hill (R), AR (STEM Careers)

11.Kildee (D), MI (GOP Tax Cuts)

12.LaHood (R), IL (Constituent Tribute)

13.Schakowsky (D), IL (GOP Tax Cuts)

14.Ros-Lehtinen (R), FL (Kristallnacht)

15.Price (D), NC (GOP Tax Cuts)

16.Sarbanes (D), MD (GOP Tax Cuts)

17.Shimkus (R), IL (Constituent Tribute)

18.Cardenas (D), CA (GOP Tax Cuts)

19.Huizenga (R), MI (GOP Tax Cuts)

20.Clay (D), MO (GOP Tax Cuts)

21.Jeffries (D), NY (Democrats Agenda)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Message from the Senate received (passed S. 1088 -  Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017 and S. 1015 - National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- H.R. 2201 - Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act

 

Rule – 1 Hour             12:32 PM

 

1.Buck (R), CO

2.Slaughter (D), NY

3.Emmer (R), MN

4.Aguilar (D), CA

5.Huizenga (R), MI

 

On ordering the previous question:

Slaughter (D), NY asked recorded vote - 12:59 PM

[616]

YEAS 224       NAYS 190

 

ORDERED                 1:27 PM

 

On adoption of the rule:

Slaughter (D), NY asked recorded vote - 1:27 PM

[617]

YEAS 233       NAYS 190

 

ADOPTED                 1:35 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 4173 - Veterans Crisis Line Study Act

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

Bilirakis (R), FL requested recorded vote –

[618]

YEAS 420       NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     1:41 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 H.R. 3043 - Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017

 

Debate – 1 Hour          1:42 PM

 

1.Upton (R), MI

2.Rush (D), IL

3.McMorris Rodgers (R), WI

4.Pallone (D), NJ

5.Griffith (R), VA

6.Sarbanes (D), MD

7.Walden (R), OR

8.Tonko (D), NY

9.Lamborn (R), CO

10.Garamendi (D), CA

11.Gosar (R), AZ

12.Ruiz (D), CA

13.Denham (R), CA

14.Costa (D), CA

15.LaMalfa (R), CA

16.Gianforte (R), MT

 

Amendments               2:53 PM

 

Grothman (R), WI amendment (#1):

 

Requires DOI consider the threat of invasive species when it makes decisions on hydropower licensing.

 

ADOPTED                 2:58 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Babin (R), TX amendment (#2):

 

Allows FERC to examine the licenses of any project located in an area that was declared by the President to be a disaster area in 2017.

[jjs]

ADOPTED - VOICE             3:05 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jenkins (R), WV amendment (#3):

 

Ensures that when hydro projects have an existing Memorandum of Understanding for non-federal hydropower with FERC that all relevant federal agencies are authorized to fully study and review the potential expansion of non-federal hydropower, including a review of seasonal pool levels and slowing flood releases.

 

ADOPTED - VOICE             3:09 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rush (D), IL amendment (#4):

 

Substitute amendment that adds a new section to the Federal Power Act to improve the hydropower licensing process. Directs the Commission and the federal resource agencies to convene a negotiated rulemaking within 90 days of enactment with state and local government representatives, Indian tribes, and stakeholders to develop a process that will coordinate all necessary federal authorizations and enable the Commission to make a final decision on a license not later than three years of receiving a completed license application.

 

Rush (D), IL asked recorded vote.

Chair postponed vote - 3:19 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chair declared the House in recess at 3:20 PM subject to the call of the Chair.

 

Chair reconvened the House at 4:3 PM

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hill (R), AR asked u.c. that when the House adjourns today it reconvene at 9:00 AM on Thursday.

 

AGREED TO – 4:30 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unfinished Business

 

On Rush (D), IL amendment (#4) (Substitute to add section to Federal Power Act to improve the hydropower licensing process):

Rush (D), IL asked recorded vote – 4:31 PM

[619]

YEAS 185       NAYS 234

 

REJECTED                4:55 PM

 

On passage:

Rush (D), IL asked recorded vote – 4:57 PM

[620]

YEAS 257       NAYS 166

 

PASSED                     5:03 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unfinished Business

 

H.R. 3705 - Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act

On susp. of rules & passage, as amended (2/3):

Bilirakis (R), FL requested recorded vote – 5:04 PM

[621]

YEAS 422       NAYS 0

 

PASSED                     5:10 PM

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

One Minutes

 

1.Hultgren (R), IL (McHenry County College)

2.Langevin (D), RI (Veterans Day)

3.Paulsen (R), MN (West Lutheran High School)

4.Payne (D), NJ (Voting Machines)

5.Gianforte (R), MT (State of Montana)

6.Lee (D), CA (Military Operations in Niger)

7.Tenney (D), NY (Col. Ben Margolius/Al Eaton)

8.McEachin (D), VA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)

9.Thompson (R), PA (Michael Fierstein)

10.Schneider (D), IL (Gun Violence)

11.Palazzo (R), MS (Veterans Day)

12.Lowenthal (D), CA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)

13.LaMalfa (R), CA (Veterans Day)

14.Cicilline (D), RI (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)

15.Faso (R), NY (Donald and Sharon Campbell)

16.Correa (D), CA (Veterans Day)

17.Sessions (R), NY (False Claims Act)

18.Jackson Lee (D), TX (2017 Election)

19.Kaptur (D), OH (Poland)

20.Jayapal (D), WA (ACA Open Enrollment)

21.Gabbard (D), HI (Deborah Sampson Act)

22.Norcross (D), NJ (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)

 

Special Orders

 

1.Espaillat (D), NY (Affordable Housing)

2.Thompson (R), PA (Nutrition Title) 6:37 PM

3.Fortenberry (R), NE (Capitol) 7:22 PM

4.McClintock (R), CA (Corporate Taxation) 7:50 PM

 

The House adjourned at 7:57 PM until 9:00 AM Thursday.

[620]